People gathering around a camera by a river.
Field observations (India).

A Visual Methodologies Approach to Arts Practice and Scholarship in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa)

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This research project explores historical and contemporary power relations in representations to revitalise film practice across cultural, linguistic and political divides. Area of focus is BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).

BRICS is a geo-economic alliance created in order to strengthen trade agreements between five nations based on their GDP growth rate, particular “national expertise”, skills exchange and natural resources. To date there have been numerous debates and speculations regarding its success. But it has created an opportunity to examine the implications for how five nations with varied historical, cultural and linguistic differences forge a common vision through economic solidarity. This research investigates these relationships through visual methods organised in each location, around mutually agreed to themes. Underpinning the approach is an interrogation of revising histories, experiences and image-making practices that draw from multiple positions and perspectives.